Coombs

Katie Warnock’s non-fiction novel, ‘Sugar Packet Thief: a Chronicle of an Ending’, is based on journal entries from her daily visits to her grandfather during the last two months of his life. (Submitted photo)

Care for grandfather inspires Coombs woman to pen novel chronicling last months of his life

Katie Warnock encourages people to visit elderly loved ones in longterm care

 

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RCMP: Hit-and-run on Alberni Highway sends 1 person to hospital

Police on the lookout for red Ford F-150 pickup truck

 

Kevin Goldfuss is running for Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Area F director (Errington, Coombs, Hillers) in the Oct. 15 election. (Submitted photo)

Kevin Goldfuss running for RDN Area F director

Retired operations manager has experience working with government agencies

 

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PQB crime report: RCMP nab suspect prowling at night in Parksville

RCMP also deal with theft of ATV, vandalism to business washroom

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The West Coast Vaulters will be showcase their skills at the 2022 Coombs Fair. (PQB News file photo)

Popular Coombs Fair returns to fairgrounds for 109th year

Summer event to take place starting Aug. 13

The West Coast Vaulters will be showcase their skills at the 2022 Coombs Fair. (PQB News file photo)
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The Oceanside Gleaning Program helps homeowners pick fruits to be redistributed in the community. (File photo)

Coombs Farmers Institute program helps homeowners pick fruit from trees

Gleaning program aims to reduce food waste and bear encounters

The Oceanside Gleaning Program helps homeowners pick fruits to be redistributed in the community. (File photo)
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PQB crime report: Stop signs reported stolen by vandals in Parksville

Variety of prowlers also reported lurking in city

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PQB crime report: 2 apprehended for vandalizing inside of transit bus in Parksville

Males reported spraying interior of vehicle with paint

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No injuries were reported after a fire destroyed a trailer in Errington yesterday (July 11). (Facebook photo)

July 11 fire destroys trailer in Errington, no injuries reported

Fire officials investigating cause of blaze

No injuries were reported after a fire destroyed a trailer in Errington yesterday (July 11). (Facebook photo)
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PQB crime report: 1948 Indian brand motorcycle stolen in Whiskey Creek

Oceanside RCMP deal with 257 complaints in one-week period

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PQB crime report: Police deal with thieves, vandals, prowlers and firebugs

Oceanside RCMP received 292 complaints in one-week period

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Crime report: Vandals go on spree, damaging mailboxes in Qualicum Beach

Oceanside RCMP also deal with burned portable outhouse

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A trailer was destroyed by fire at 2747 Alberni Highway on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

UPDATE: Minor injuries reported after fire destroys Coombs trailer

Fire official says blaze not considered suspicious

A trailer was destroyed by fire at 2747 Alberni Highway on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
A trailer was destroyed by fire at 2747 Alberni Highway on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
A trailer was destroyed by fire at 2747 Alberni Highway on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
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PQB crime report: Crooks continue to target vehicle licence plates

Oceanside RCMP also deal with night prowlers, outhouse graffiti

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PQB crime report: Crook makes off with rifle, pistol and cowboy boots in Coombs

Oceanside RCMP also deal with suspects dropping items off overpass onto vehicle

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Jumpball between the two finalists in the junior division, The Kids Who Can Ball and The Bros. (Michael Briones photo)

Coombs 3-on-3 basketball tourney makes triumphant return

Organizers happy to see youth tournament back

Jumpball between the two finalists in the junior division, The Kids Who Can Ball and The Bros. (Michael Briones photo)
The Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department will now be under the management of the Regional District of Nanaimo. (Michael Briones photo)

Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department Society decides to dissolve

Regional District of Nanaimo takes over operations

The Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department will now be under the management of the Regional District of Nanaimo. (Michael Briones photo)
An air ambulance takes off from Highway 4 on Wednesday, April 6. (PHOTO COURTESY PA FIRE DEPARTMENT)

Two sent to hospital after Highway 4 crash near Cathedral Grove

Highway was closed for several hours on April 6, 2022

An air ambulance takes off from Highway 4 on Wednesday, April 6. (PHOTO COURTESY PA FIRE DEPARTMENT)